Herradura

Herradura is near Jaco, Costa Rica, by Los Suenos Marina. A fun dive to look for sharks.

Second site was still close to the marina. We went to the island of snakes. Took the mourning line down

Level

Level

  • Beginner
Visibility

Visibility

  • 11 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
  • Ripping Current

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Dive sites nearby

11 km west of Potrero and Flamingo is the famous site of Classico. This dive is done on the western side of the islands, from the south towards the north. There are successive ripraps. Several possibilities of course according to the levels. From 10 to more than 30m.

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Laguna de Apoyo first official freediving spot. Water is warm, no thermocline, no current, and rarely any waves. Main training spot for Freediving Nicaragua. 60m clean available. Private mooring line, contact Freediving Nicaragua.

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Alcyone is an underwater mountain off Cocos Island. Strong to very strong current is always possible. Dive on the rope. There is a maximum depth of 30 meters. Great dive experience required! This is a great dive site that is always worth it!

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Seamound found off the southeast corner of Utila. The top of the mound is at about 10 meters and can drop to 40+ meters depending on which side you are on. Current can be strong on Both, the surface and underwater.

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Ron’s Wreck

Finishing off Moon Hole toward the west brings us to Ron’s Wreck. Once an old shrimp fishing boat, it is now sitting below the sea at about 60ft (18.28m).

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Moon Hole is a large sandy patch surrounded by coral. This is an excellent site for Buoyancy or Open Water training dives. From Moon Hole, you can cross the coral to Ron’s Wreck.

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Airport Caves

The Airport Caves dive site is located about 10 to 15 minutes from the main dock on Utila. It is located on the east side of the Island in front of what used to the old airstrip.

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Bando Beach

Bando Beach has a mild sloping wall that drops to about 18 meters to the sand. This is a great site in foul weather because it is closer and possibly calmer than other sites. This site is best for new divers but divers of all experience levels can enjoy.

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Linda's Wall

Linda’s Wall is a south-side dive site, not as well know as other dives. The wall here is beautiful and covered with a spectacular rainbow of hard and soft corals. Easy access makes this a great site to visit.

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Head out across the sand to the wall on the other side. Follow it for about 15 minutes and at 18 meters you’ll find a large crack in the rock. It’s about 1.5-2.0 meters wide and about 100 meters long. Perfect turnaround point for your dive.

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